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NORMAN REEDUS: THE STAR OF DEATH STRANDING

    NORMAN REEDUS: THE STAR OF DEATH STRANDING A little less than three weeks from the release of the exclusive video game for PS4, which promises to be one of the most interesting as well as the most anticipated of the season for the quality and the colossal production among developers, designers and actors guided by […]

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    THE BEANS AND THEIR IMPURE ORIGIN

      THE BEANS AND THEIR IMPURE ORIGIN 8TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” As we say this link with death facilitated the step towards the declaration that they were also “contaminated” and therefore impure . Homer considered the black beans impure , according to him, in them resided the souls of the shadows returning […]

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      THE BEANS AND OTHER ROMAN RITUALS

        THE BEANS AND OTHER ROMAN RITUALS 7TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” There are other rituals of Ancient Rome that refer to beans and therefore to their affinity relationship with the deceased. A very curious one was performed in the nuptial rites , when a marriage was celebrated. It consisted of providing beans […]

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        THE BEANS IN OLD RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY

          THE BEANS IN OLD RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY 6TH/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” No wonder beans had such a bad reputation. At the time of the Roman Empire , they were used as protagonists in important funeral rituals . Beans were present in some of the most important and popular Roman festivities. Publius […]

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          THE BEANS AND PYTHAGORAS: MYTHS AND LEGENDS

            THE BEANS AND PYTHAGORAS: MYTHS AND LEGENDS 5th/8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” As we know for centuries, legends surrounding philosophical thinking and Pythagoras‘ conception of the world around him have been reinforced, probably driven by his same school prone to mystical symbols and esoteric customs . Obviously also the difficulty of direct […]

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            THE BEANS: AN AMBIVALENT PLANT

              THE BEANS: AN AMBIVALENT PLANT PART 4/8 “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” Indeed, sometimes the effects of certain foods could not be easily explained due to lack of scientific knowledge and entered into a true contradiction . It was the case of beans whose prohibitions, curious comments and beliefs about their nature and their […]

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              THE POTATOES: THE FOOD OF THE GODS

                THE POTATOES: THE FOOD OF THE GODS 3rd /8 PART “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” For the Andean Indians, the potato was a divine gift that prevented their extinction and provided them with strength to defend themselves against their enemies . According to a study from the University of Wisconsin , the potato could […]

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                THE CARROT: THE CURSE OF PURPLE COLOR

                  THE CARROT: THE CURSE OF PURPLE COLOR PART 2/8 “THE BLACK LIST OF FORBIDDEN PLANTS” Curiously, the so enigmatic list of “cursed foods” was mostly only foods of high nutritional content . In fact, many of them, such as carrots, were already used in ancient Greece and Rome as a medicinal plant for their revitalizing […]

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                  THE BLACK LIST OF “FORBIDDEN” PLANTS IN ANTIQUITY

                    THE BLACK LIST OF “FORBIDDEN” PLANTS IN ANTIQUITY (PART 1/8) We find it hard to believe that the common carrot , so well known and familiar in our culinary culture, was for some time considered a “cursed” plant with magical and hidden properties. But that was the case during much of the Middle Ages , […]

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                    SHOW YOUR UNIQUE VALUE

                      SHOW YOUR UNIQUE VALUE 10/10 th part “Fear of Rejection” We often make the mistake of wanting to show ourselves with the image of another perso . We somehow imitate their way of dressing , their way of speaking and moving , we acquire even their own tastes . We believe that if we look […]

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